March 20th - 24th, 2024

2024 Participant Biographies

 

Kelly Nelson is a 66 year old transwoman, living in the Houston, TX area. Before transition, she worked as a firefighter/paramedic for 23 years. In 2000, she hung up her turnout gear and stethoscope, and embarked upon a second career in information security. Kelly has been active in the Texas trans community for many years, presenting at seminars and organizing social events. Upon seeing the rapid rise of anti-trans political activity in early 2022, she has become an advocate for trans rights, especially the rights of trans-kids, testifying at the state capitol and engaging political leaders where and when she can. She is currently going through the leadership education program with Equality Texas.

Also in early 2022, she leveraged her life-long avocations as audio engineer, announcer and voice actor, and along with her best friend, Jeri Ann Young, created the “Trans Truth Podcast”. Together, they present regular episodes featuring news and commentary, interviews, and other entertaining content, all with the aim of bringing truth to a public that is constantly receiving a barrage of misinformation and outright lies.





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